The Future of Web Development


It was officially released by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 2014, and it is the successor to HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0.

In this blog, we will explore the various features and improvements of HTML5 and how they are changing the web development landscape.

New Features of HTML5

import urllib.request, urllib.error # urllib.request and urllib.error for Python 3.X
import json
from azureml.core.webservice import Webservice

# Iris petal and sepal measurements
rawdata = {"data": [

# Get the URL of the web service
service = Webservice(workspace=ws, name='iris-classification-service')
url = service.scoring_uri

# Send data to web service
body = str.encode(json.dumps(rawdata))

headers = {'Content-Type':'application/json', 'Authorization':('Bearer ')}
req = urllib.request.Request(url, body, headers)

    response = urllib.request.urlopen(req)
    result =

except urllib.error.HTTPError as error:
    print("The request failed with status code: " + str(error.code))

HTML5 comes with a plethora of new features and improvements over its predecessors.

Some of the notable features are,

  • Improved Multimedia Support- HTML5 provides native support for multimedia content such as audio, video, and canvas. This means that developers can now embed multimedia content directly into their web pages without needing third-party plugins such as Adobe Flash.
  • Enhanced Form Controls- HTML5 offers new form controls such as date pickers, colour pickers, and range sliders. These new controls make it easier for users to interact with forms and provide a more intuitive user experience.
  • Better Semantics- HTML5 introduces new semantic elements such as <header>, <footer>, <nav>, and <article>. These elements provide more meaningful and structured content, making it easier for search engines to crawl and index web pages.
  • Improved Accessibility- HTML5 offers improved accessibility features such as ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) attributes, which make it easier for users with disabilities to navigate and interact with web pages.
  • Better Performance- HTML5 offers improved performance through features such as local storage, which allows web applications to store data locally on the user's device, reducing the need for server requests.
  • Improved Security- HTML5 provides improved security through features such as the sandbox attribute, which allows developers to run untrusted code in a secure environment, preventing malicious code from accessing sensitive data.

Impact on Web Development

HTML5 is changing the way web developers create and design web applications. Some of the notable impacts are,

  • Mobile-first Design- HTML5's improved support for mobile devices has led to a shift towards mobile-first design. Developers are now designing web applications with mobile devices in mind, ensuring they are optimized for smaller screens and touch-based interfaces.
  • Responsive Design- HTML5's new layout elements, such as <section> and <article>, make it easier for developers to create responsive web designs that adapt to different screen sizes.
  • Increased Interactivity- HTML5's support for multimedia content and improved performance has led to increased use of interactive elements such as animations, videos, and games.
  • Improved SEO- HTML5's improved semantics and structured content make it easier for search engines to crawl and index web pages, enhancing the visibility of web applications in search engine results.
  • Greater Accessibility- HTML5's improved accessibility features make it easier for users with disabilities to navigate and interact with web applications, improving the overall user experience.

Challenges and Limitations

Despite its many benefits, HTML5 also presents some challenges and limitations. Some of the notable challenges are,

  • Browser Compatibility- HTML5's new features are not fully supported by all web browsers, leading to compatibility issues that can affect the user experience.
  • Lack of Standards- HTML5 is still a work in progress, and no single standard defines all its features and capabilities.
  • Security Concerns- HTML5's improved security features are not foolproof, and developers must still take measures to protect sensitive data from security
  • threats.
  • Learning Curve- HTML5 introduces many new features and concepts that developers must learn, leading to a steeper learning curve for web development.


HTML5 is the future of web development, offering many new features and improvements that make it